L.O. Smith to President Lotus Coffman

Lena Olive Smith, president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP, wrote to President Lotus Coffman to protest the removal of John Pinkett Jr. from Pioneer Hall because he was African American. She notes that the dormitory is tax-payer supported, and condemns the discrimination, labeling it as “unsavory.”

CreatorLena Oliver SmithSourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, OAP, Box 20, Folder Negro 1921-1936.RightsImage is available courtesy the University of Minnesota Archives. For additional information about the use or re-use of this image please contact the University of Minnesota Archives at www.lib.umn.edu/uarchives.Time Period1930s